Blake O’Connor was the 2019 Toyota Star Maker winner and that year released his first album, Everything I Feel. He has now released his second album, Finding Light, which is as uplifting as the title suggests. O’Connor collaborated with other songwriters, including Sinead Burgess, but there is a clear through-line that is all his, and it’s true to the album’s title, even when there are moments of darkness within some of the songs.

O’Connor is about to head to Nashville for a few months after playing some dates in Australia, and we caught up before he left these shores. You can watch our chat on YouTube, or listen in Soundcloud or on the podcast. | Listen to Finding Light on Apple Music